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Great Plains SPCA at Crisis Crossroads

Help Great Plains SPCA continue providing lifesaving medical care to pets in need as it faces increasing demand.

For many area animals, a second chance at life came courtesy of Great Plains SPCA. But in order to provide the medical care and protection from abuse and neglect that those animals deserve, the shelter needs urgent donations.

“There is an illusion about Great Plains SPCA that because of our nice facilities, we may not need the support that other agencies do,” CEO and President Courtney Thomas wrote on the shelter’s blog. “The fact is we need help the most—no other agency is doing what we do at Great Plains SPCA by serving 35,000 pets every year and offering advanced, lifesaving medical treatment to pets who would otherwise not receive care.”

Demand for the shelter’s services has grown rapidly in recent years, jumping from 10,000 pets served in 2011 to more than 35,000 animals this year, and additional donations are needed to ensure Great Plains SPCA can continue to provide safety net services such as veterinary care.

Want to help? Now through October 15, all gifts will be matched by a local donor family.

Donate online here, drop it off at any Great Plains SPCA location during business hours or mail checks to Great Plains SPCA, Attn: Donations, 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202.

Kansas Citians can also help by crowd fundraising for the shelter and recruiting friends and families to help you reach your goal. Create a campaign here then text, email and share your link on social media and ask others to share it too.

Photo via Great Plains SPCA’s Facebook page.